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Equestrian Experiences Near Grand Haven, Spring Lake, & Muskegon

Want to Horse Around? Let's Giddy Up!

By Sarah Boucher, Publisher and Editor August 26, 2021

Have you ever watched "Seabiscuit" or the Kentucky Derby and wished you were in the saddle? Or driven by a pasture of horses and wanted to be right out there with them? Whether you're looking for an equestrian experience for yourself, your kiddos, or the whole family, we've rounded up this list of equestrian centers around the Grand Haven, Spring Lake, & Muskegon area. So get ready to giddy up!

Full Service Equestrian Centers

Pepper Oaks Equestrian Center in Muskegon offers a variety of services including boarding, training, lessons, kids' camps, horse shows, special events and more. Established in December 2013, Pepper Oaks is a family owned and operated all-around equestrian center. Our first priority is the care and well-being of our horses. We have a knowledgeable and caring staff who pride themselves on meeting the expectations and needs of our boarders and horses.






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Great Lakes Equestrian Center in West Olive offers instruction and training for riders of all ages and skill levels, from the very beginner to the highest level competitor. They also offer horse boarding and individualized services to meet your goals as a rider. 

West Michigan Equestrian Center in Twin Lake is a full service boarding facility and also has training on site/private lessons.

Detersmination Equestrian Center in Nunica offers training, lessons, layover stays, extensive medical rehabilitation and wound care, mare and foal care, and show conditioning. Sound, ethical business practices, are the foundation in establishing this up and coming boarding, training, and show facility.






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Chance Stables in Muskegon offers a 60 x 100 indoor riding arena, large outdoor arena over looking the water, round pen, tons of trails, shelter for outdoor pastures, daily turnout, individual care, premium hay, restroom facility, heated viewing room/lounge and tack room. Riding lessons coming soon!

CB Sport Horse in Grand Haven focuses on performance, bringing you the most elite Hunters and Dressage horses. From training and coaching to clinics, marketing and sales we are dedicated to providing you with top-quality services.

Winning Edge Training Center in Coopersville offers lessons for all ages and skill levels, training, boarding and more. 

Rocking K Farms in Grand Haven offers individualized riding instruction is dedicated to developing each horse and rider to their full potential.






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Guided Trail Riding

Double JJ Resort in Rothbury offers 1,200 acres to explore and miles of trails, there are always new adventures for all riding levels.  Our trained staff will ensure you are comfortable with a horse that matches your experience level.  Each ride starts with a basic lesson on horsemanship skills such as saddles, stirrups and reins. Riding lessons also available. Must make a reservation in advance for lessons and trail rides. 






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Stony Lake Stables in New Era offers horseback riding through the beautiful West Michigan countryside as you enjoy the scenery and learn riding basics. Beginners are welcome!






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Therapeutic Riding Programs

Heal with a Horse in Muskegon is a 501c3 non profit that brings free equine assisted therapy to children with life threatening diseases, autism and emotional challenges.







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Joyful Strides located at West Michigan Equestrian Center in Twin Lake a non-profit therapy program providing screenings, evaluations, consultations, and individualized treatment for our clients. We are pleased to offer a number of specialized treatment strategies, including hippotherapy, as part of your child’s treatment plan. Family involvement is encouraged and is an important component of our intervention plans.

Outside In located in Grand Haven is both an outpatient mental health treatment facility and a functioning horse farm that specializes in retiring, rehabilitating, retraining and re-homing off-track thoroughbred race horses. Utilizing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy our licensed therapists treat a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. 

Horse Boarding

Sunshine Stables in Muskegon offers both pasture only and full care packages to meet your horses needs.

PineHaven Stables in West Olive is a small, family owned boarding stable. We care about your horse and provide a feeding and pasture program tailored to your horse.

Red Oak Stables in Coopersville provides full service boarding accommodations with an indoor arena for horses and their owners in a quiet country setting.